What do you expect when two ultra-cool people from Wisco decide to tie the knot? A romantic dance party wedding, of course! Please tell me someone remembered to invite Celine Dion. Wait, what?!
Just like Pabst Blue Ribbon, Wisconsin natives Sara and Dru now call Los Angeles home (seriously, PBR is brewed in L.A. now, Google it). But, since you can’t beat Madison in the summer, they came back to tie the knot and throw one hell of a party. Sara and Dru brought the L.A. nightlife, complete with a slammin’ DJ and groove style dancing, to their rooftop reception in Madison, WI. It was the perfect mix of a hometown wedding and an elaborate Tinsletown bash.
Getting ready at the posh HotelRED in Downtown Madison was a perfect way to kick off the day. The stark contrast of HotelRED’s modern décor and Sara’s couture gown created a fantastic backdrop for the ladies to get ready and prep for the day.
Although, according to the best man’s speech, it’s usually Dru taking the extra time to perfect his man locks and clothes. Go ahead, Dru, go ahead. During the ceremony, bridesmaids held handmade handkerchiefs embroidered with “No ugly crying,” while sporting Etsy-purchased one-of-a-kind jewelry.
Cut to a party bus complete with a stripper pole (!). Seamless wedding to reception transition, right? Sara and Dru, doin’ it right.
For the reception, the rooftop of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOCA) was decked out with decorations ranging from mini terrariums to a painting of Sara and Dru in a Mad Man-esque pose (huh?). With a legit DJ, not the typical chicken-dance-playing bozo, spinning vinyl, the party really got started. And then came the glow sticks, I’m talking Coachella-quality partying here, people. Did I mention the cupcake tower and mini cheeseburgers? Yeah, that happened too.
From start to finish, the day matched their creative personalities and was a perfect mesh of her sarcastic humor and his hilarious jokester attitude. Cheers to you, Sara and Dru!
We had a blast shooting at the UW’s
Humanities building, where Sara and Dru first met while in college. Gritty campus
graffiti mixed with the glam newlyweds and a couple of skateboarders willing to be
extras created awesome and unique shots.
Sara and Dru invited their
guests to post Instragrams of their wedding using a special hashtag. The result?
150+ posts in a wide array of styles and soberness ensue. And that’s 150 Instagrams
that replace the normal fare of food porn and misspelled names on Starbucks cups.